I would like to welcome you to Crown Meadow First School and Nursery.
Introduction to Our School
In April 2008, we moved from our old school site on Tanyard Lane into our brand new building on the Birmingham Road. The building is owned by BAM and is part of the Bromsgrove schools PFI project. The company, BAM, is responsible for the provision of school meals, cleaning, caretaking and maintenance and the security of the building.
Our new building in Alvechurch reflects our school vision and our commitment to raising standards in children’s achievements and attainment, enabling all children to achieve their best in a stimulating, bright and spacious environment. The children, staff, parents and governors were all involved in the project of building our new school.
We are all proud of our school environment which we share with Alvechurch C. of E. Middle School and Alvechurch Public Library. Children’s learning is enhanced by the excellent facilities consisting of spacious classrooms and corridors, two halls for assemblies, PE and dining, healthy meals which are cooked on the premises by BAM fm, extensive school grounds with soft and hard play areas, ponds and a large playing field with trim trail. The building was designed in consultation with the school and reflects our aim to provide Forest School (learning in the outdoors) provision for children from Nursery to Year 4.
This is a unique building design as I am sure you will agree and was the creative idea from the architect which was inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar story by Eric Carle and is in keeping with our commitment to Eco awareness and making full use of the outdoors to enhance the children’s learning.
At Crown Meadow, we have a dedicated, caring staff team committed to enabling every child to achieve his/her best. This is achieved when both the school and parents work in partnership. We therefore encourage parents’ involvement in school life and offer many opportunities for parent support in the classroom, fund raising events, curriculum days and parent information meetings.
We also encourage the children to make a positive contribution to the school and to our local community in order to encourage good citizenship and caring for the environment. The children’s contributions, through the ECO Committee and the School Council, have been very effective, improving playground equipment, organising recycling projects and looking after the school grounds. The large green ECO flag at the entrance of the building is a visual reminder of our achievement of ECO status.
I am sure that your child will be very happy at Crown Meadow First School and Nursery. The staff and I look forward to working in partnership with you.
If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via the School Office.